Premiere Screening of “Art For Life” Documentary on the Twin Poets
DOVER, Del. – Delaware State University will be the site Feb. 12 of the premiere of a new film documentary, Art for Life, on the Twin Poets, Wilmington’s celebrated spoken word artists.
The premiere screening will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 in the second floor parlors of the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center on campus.
The film screening is free and open to the public.
Art for Life features the Twin Poets – twin siblings Al Mills and Nmandi Chukwuocha – in a new profile, elevated from their days as social workers addressing the needs of children, one-on-one, in their immediate neighborhoods. Chukwuocha is now an elected member of the Delaware House of Representative, and the twin brothers have been named Poets Laureate of Delaware. The documentary captures the brothers reaching broader audiences by using art as a tool for healing and empowerment throughout communities in their hometown area.
The current film is a sequel of the 2010 documentary Why I Write: The Story of the Twin Poets. Both films are the product of Wilmington-based, award-winning production team of Teleduction and its nonprofit affiliate Hearts and Minds Film.
Art for Life is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. This program is partly funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
TELEDUCTION is a full service production company creating and distributing critically acclaimed programs for broadcast, educational, and business audiences. The company has been creating award-winning film and video content since 1986. Serviam Media, and its production entity Hearts and Minds Film, was founded in 2002 to promote civic engagement through the cinematic arts. Hearts and Minds Film facilitates educational programming, digital media, and outreach initiatives to inform, inspire, and empower diverse audiences.